Nov 4, 2012 8:00pm PST
reacts. and karen finney and e.j. dionne talk about the rightys who blame hurricane sandy for the rough finish. >> the hurricane is what has broke romney's momentum. >> good to have you with us, folks. the days are racing by and time is running out for the 2012 presidential campaign. mitt romney needs something short of a miracle in the worst way. the campaign continues to trail but romney went to cleveland today to project strength. >> the chose of the american people can lead to one of two very different destinations. if the president were to be re-elected, he would -- it's possible but not likely. >> romney's running mate paul ryan is trying to complete a hail mary pass in wisconsin. it was off to ohio as well. >> two more days. just two more days. two more days. this is one of those elections we will think back and look at for years. a critical influkz point. >> president obama is on top by just half a point. romney isn't as close in the states where the election is going to be decided. in paul ryan's home state of wisconsin, the president leads by an average of more than 4 points.
Nov 29, 2012 5:00pm PST
. as expected, initial unemployment claims surged after hurricane sandy devastated parts of the northeast. but today's numbers, from the department of labor, show the second straight week of decline. evidence of steady improvement in the labor market. the good news keeps on coming. the commerce department reports economic growth of the third quarter was actually better than first reported. the initial estimate had a gdp growth of just 2%. this morning the commerce department revised its estimates to show growth of 2.7%. that's the best gdp figure since the end of 2011 and the second best of the last three years. so things are looking up. president obama has an improving economy on his hands in spite of all the do-nothing congress that's going on in washington. anyone who still thinks that the term "do-nothing congress" is just a little too harsh, take a look at this. 906 bills were r passed from january 1947 through december of 1948. by the body that president harry truman listed and labeled as the do-nothing congress. the current congress with one month to go has passed 196 bills. by far
Nov 15, 2012 5:00pm PST
. the president visited a section of staten island still reeling from hurricane sandy. the storm hit more than two weeks ago. the cleanup is still a huge challenge here in new york city and long island and across new jersey tonight. one senior citizen's home is still in a really tough shape. he's got a foot of sand in the hallway. the port authority just released this security camera footage. you can see water pouring into the path train station in hoboken. hundreds of thousands of people rely on the path trains every day, service still isn't fully restored. the port authority relies on federal money to run those trains so people could get to work. cities across new jersey and new york also depend on federal dollars to recover from disasters like this. now those dollars are in jeopardy. mayors of some of the nation's largest cities met today with vice president joe biden about the financial threat. and they're not just worried about disaster relief. the u.s. conference of mayors says republican spending cuts would cost cities at least $110 billion just next year. the cuts would take a 36% out of e